Oct 7, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) is tackled by Baltimore Ravens safeties Bernard Pollard (31) and Ed Reed (30) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Baltimore won the game 9-6. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Trade: Dwayne Bowe For Dez Bryant?


The Dallas Cowboys drafted Dez Bryant in 2010 to be their number one wide receiver. Three years later, all they have is a problem child with a low football I.Q., maturity issues, and the talent of Jerry Rice. Dallas still needs a number one wideout and they could have one in Kansas City’s Dwayne Bowe.

Aug 24, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) is unable to catch this past against Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Bowe is a six year veteran, who just turned 28 last month, and he’s a bona fide number one receiver. Taken by the Chiefs in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft (23rd overall), Bowe has been the lone bright spot on a dismal Kansas City receiver core. He’s averaged 60 receptions a year with absolutely no one throwing to him. Bowe is on the trading block because he is in the final year of his current contract.  In August, he signed a one-year, $9.515 million deal.

The younger Bryant has all the talent of Bowe, but still just doesn’t “get it” mentally. Whether or not he ever will is something most Cowboy fans are still desperately clinging too. Statistically, Bryant is having his best year with 41 receptions in just seven games. And it could be that he would flourish with a new team, away from the Cowboys’ spotlight. (See Jimmy Smith or Antonio Bryant for proof) Salary-wise, Bryant is signed through 2014. Back in 2010, he signed a five-year, $11.8 million deal.

Looking at the Dallas salary cap, the Bowe deal could work. Pro Talk Football reports the Cowboys’ salary cap to be $5.7 million as of September 2012. It might be a tight fit depending on how much Bowe is still owed in his current contract.

But Dallas desperately needs a mature number one receiver. Despite his efforts, Miles Austin is a far better slot receiver than a number one. And Bryant is simply not on the level required to fill that role yet. Bowe would be an instant upgrade. There is no doubt it would help Tony Romo’s interception numbers.

In turn, Bryant would be a big “get” for the Chiefs. Kansas City would be getting a talented young wideout for almost nothing. The team was apparently hoping to get a third round compensatory pick in the draft with the exit of Bowe next year. Instead, they’d be getting their wideout of the future.

Currently, Chiefs are looking to get a second round pick or higher for Bowe. It’s a tough sale due to his high salary and expiring contract. But Jerry Jones may be at the point where he is ready to cut bait with Bryant. And getting Bowe now may help turn the tide of Dallas’ current situation. Getting him to stick around after this season is probably the only other sticking point.

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Would You Trade Dez Bryant For Dwayne Bowe?

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  • lostar2009

    I’ll rather trade for L. Robinson.. instant chemistry with Romo..

    I’ll send KO and Bryant for Robinson. JJ should have kept the man. It was ridicolous thinking you could make another Robinson outta anywhere. Romo did not make Robinson, the guy was just a great fit in Dallas. JJ is so cheap and naive .

    • brahma37

      I said that when they deciding on who to get rid of. I agree 100% Dez is nothing of problems and needs to go. Off field issues aside, he consistently screws up routes, has dropped I don;t know how many catchable balls, and he doesn’t fight for position like he should.

    • Jon

      Kyle Orton or Kevin Ogletree? -.-

  • WVUDave

    How about trade Dez Bryant to Jax for Laurent Robinson. Robinson hasn’t played well in Jax and he and Romo really clicked last year.

    • Allen

      you’re retarded

  • http://www.facebook.com/Dboyz62 David Perez

    Dwayne Bowe or Laurent Robinson would be good. Dez needs to go. The guy is not the answer.

  • brahma37

    Hell Yes!!! Bring on Jackson. Having a duo of Murray (when he’s healthy) and Jackson would greatly benefit the Cowboys. Cut loose Felix, Philips, or Ogletree, or a paring of those players. If need be cut loose Bryant, whose performance is consistently underwhelming. Murray’s numbers prove that our O-line is starting to open holes and Jackson would go far with good blockers and his speed.

  • Artie C

    Yes, great trade idea. Laurent Robinson needs to come back and trade or release Ogletree, promote Cole Beasley. That is Bowe #1 Robinson #2 Austin in the slot and Beasley to back him up.

  • HellisHere

    Ohhhh Steven Jackson, A tough back I like that choice., injuries kill the Cowboys, Murray is good, gets hurt all the time, Jones? made of glass.

  • HellisHere

    Pls get Bowe too Jerry

  • HellisHere

    Not too late to turn this around…I love my Cowboys!!

  • kurumba

    Gasrrett needs to play James Hanna for at least half the games ahead and use Hanna in two TE sets with Jason Witten. Get rid of Ogletree and use Byrant sparingly. Hanna is rangy fast and has very good hands. Did we all notice Hanna in the end zone against the G-Men wide open??? Using Hanna and Witten together in a spread type offense would cause major coverage problems for opponents. Cole Beasley and Dwayne Harris should also get a chance especially on third downs. Felix Jones should be sacked and Garrett should use BOTH Tanner & Dunbar in game plans that embrace 30 or more running plays and 10 or so screen plays. Runs should involve pitched balls to both backs allowing them room to get to the outside and do damage sepecially Dunbar who is very nifty. In between play Hanna Witten & Austin mixed with Beasley Harris/Bryant in a spread em out offense. Backs such as Dunbar and Murray could also be used as pass catches. Getting rid of both Ogletree & Jones and using Bryant sparingly will pay immediate dividends.